COVID-19; FG Not Set To Open Tertiary Institutions

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On Tuesday, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 disclosed that there was no plan on ground yet for the reopening of tertiary institutions.

National Coordinator of PTF, Dr. Sani Aliyu, disclosed the information in a radio interview, said the PTF is, at the moment.

“Currently, there’s no plan to reopen tertiary institutions. Our plan at the moment is to ensure that we contain the spread of this disease and ensure that we are in the state where normal socioeconomic activities would be restored. We know that schools, together with restaurants, bars and other entrainment activities could encourage community transmission of the dreaded coronavirus, hence the reason why we were not in hurry to reopen them. But, however, we have taken pragmatic measures to ensure we do not loose a whole year in terms of primary to secondary school transition, hence the President’s approval for schools to reopen so that exiting students could return to school and write their examinations some of which are regional. Summarily, there is no plan to reopen tertiary institutions until we get to the top of the numbers, and also see clearly that we are making significant progress in terms of flattening the curve,” he stated.

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